ASU lodges dispute with Fair Work Commission over Office Closures in Auscript

Posted on January 21, 2020

In our last email to you on the 15 January we informed you that we had written to the company regarding our concern with the office closures and redundancies, and that we were seeking a briefing and meeting with Auscript so to be informed of the details concerning the office closures.

Over the next few days, the ASU nationally initiated correspondence between the parties, organised a telephone conversation to take place, but failed to secure a personal meeting. Meanwhile, members were informing us that employees were already taking redundancies and that consultation timelines were very narrow for employees to make informed decisions about redundancies, re-deployment and/or external job opportunities.

Given this lack of proper consultation with union members in a realistic time frame, the ASU has notified the Fair Work Commission of a dispute between the ASU and Auscript regarding office closures and their impact on employment prospects exacerbated by the lack of proper and meaningful consultation with union members and employees. The FWC will inform the parties when a Conference will take place.

The ASU will highlight to the Commission employee concern with job losses and the lack of proper consultation. The ASU will subsequently inform members of any major developments.

If you have any further questions regarding this matter, please don't hesitate to contact us through email at

1800 177 244